African Web News - In Brief

Digital Content

• South African professionals in the UK have a Web site that provides them with a support network for essential services. Since going live last month, www.afinityplus.co.uk has had thousands of hits. The site was designed, developed and deployed in SA by Technology Concepts.

• The Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) will create a national database and a website that will enable anybody to access business information on Tanzania. The TCCIA president Elvis Musiba told The EastAfrican that the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (Unido) were financing the programme. Said Mr Musiba, “We want to establish a website that will have all the data on Tanzania’s business opportunities from the smallest branch in the country to Dar es Salaam.”

• Globecomm Systems Inc. has extended the company’s relationship with African Virtual University (“AVU”) with a contract valued at approximately USD1.5 million plus potential additional options. The new multi-year contract expands the number of sites in the AVU network and includes options for future expansion. Globecomm has been servicing AVU with its SkyBorne content delivery platform for the past two years.

• There is a new Website dedicated to the Forthcoming African Cup Of Nations of Football: http://www.CAN2004-info.com an initiative of http://WarmAfrica.com and http//Kortable.com both located in Tunisia).